Student Blog

Hello, and nice to meet you! We are a small team of International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) students. Besides our editorial, technical and social media roles, we also contribute to the blog. Our interests vary widely, but can all be combined in Deviance Incubator. You can contact us all via email:

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Study programme

The International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC) is the only existing 2-year programme in criminology that focuses on border crossing, security and social justice. IMARC is a collaborative programme offered by three different universities in Europe.

Why study IMARC

International mobility

Intercultural exchange

Theoretical and practical perspectives on border crossing, security and social justice

A double degree (EUR + other university) and possibly a multiple degree.

Courses connected to scientific research of the highest quality

Connections with organisations in the field such as governmental bodies, NGO’s and corporate organizations

Specialisation: tracks at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), University of Ghent (Belgium) and University of Kent (UK)

Participation in international conferences twice a year with students from other universities (Common Study Sessions)

Career perspectives

After successfully finishing IMARC you will have 2 or more Master of Science degrees. With an IMARC diploma, you are a highly trained professional with criminological expertise, advanced analytical skills, and an international outlook.

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To engage our network partners in the development of the IMARC programme, we organised a Network meeting, held in Rotterdam in May 2018. This video was recorded in that time and does not reflect the current state of affairs with the current three IMARC partners.

Factsheet summary

Programme name International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology
Instruction language
Master (MSc)
The Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law, Criminology Department

The University of Ghent, Department of Criminal Law and Criminology

The University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Student fee
EEA/EU: €2,209 per year
Non-EEA/non-EU: €9,000 per year
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